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Bridgestone Elite Performance Moment Of The Week: Regular Season Week 12

Posted Nov 28, 2017

NaVorro Bowman's second quarter interception is this week's Bridgestone Elite Performance Moment of the Week.

Man, what hasn’t NaVorro Bowman done for the Oakland Raiders since joining the team in mid-October?

The veteran linebacker has solidified the team’s linebacking corps, routinely led the Silver and Black in tackles, and Sunday afternoon, he secured the Raiders first interception of 2017, ending a drought that had become a constant source of conversation over the recent months.

With 14:14 left in the second quarter, and the Broncos just feet away from the end zone, Bowman made the first, big defensive play of the day, picking off a Paxton Lynch pass that had been jarred from the clutches of Virgil Green, all while lying on his back.

“It was good,” said Bowman of his interception. “I was 0-fer 0-fer in that column too so to bring the morale to the defense, I’m sure all the veteran guys were trying to get an interception too since the season started, so it was great to knock that one down.”

The interception not only took points off the board, but at the end of the ensuing Raiders offensive drive, Derek Carr connected with Amari Cooper for the team’s first touchdown of the afternoon.

Outside of his second quarter pick, Bowman filled up the stat sheet in the 21-14 win, as he totaled seven tackles, a pass defensed, as well as the aforementioned interception.

However, No. 53’s interception was important to the game in myriad ways, so it is this week’s Elite Performance Moment of the Week, presented by Bridgestone.